The 2023 Grand Design Solitude 380FL 5th Wheel is designed for comfortable living. In fact, according to the video, this is the model that actor Al Pacino rolls in.
Take a virtual tour of this luxurious and roomy 5th wheel in the video below from Lazee Acres RV Sales.
This year’s model’s changes are apparent at first glance with the sleek new black-accented paint job.
The 5th wheel comes outfitted with a MORryde slide hitch, is prepped for an optional generator and is wired for solar.
More great outdoor features of the 2023 Grand Design Solitude 380FL 5th Wheel:
- Aluminum frame
- 6-point auto leveling
- Water filtration system
- Outdoor shower
- Furrion on-demand gas water heater
- Cooper tires and MORryde suspension
- Secondary washroom with secondary flush kit
- 50-amp detachable style cord
- HUGE pass through possum belly storage areas, one with a LARGE roll-out tray
- Class 3 receiver hitch with 4-way wiring
- Roof ladder
- Two LED lit awnings—we are talking 30 feet of awning coverage!
- Outdoor speakers
- Weather Tech package
Let’s go inside!
This 5th wheel is just as impressive inside. Although, because of the five slides, it is not all accessible until it is at camp and set up. This, for me, would be a negative, but it will all depend on your style of RVing. I think I can pretty safely assume the owners of this rig are not going to be doing a lot of boondocking.
Inside is massive and quite homey! It features an unusual layout with a front window-lined living area where most 5th wheels would have a bedroom.
Interior features include:
- Optional washer/dryer
- 18-cubic-foot, 12-volt double-door refrigerator/freezer
- 4-burner stove and large oven
- Stainless steel split-style kitchen sink
- Kitchen island
- Electric fireplace
- Push button TV lift that stows the TV away when not in use
- TONS of storage and cabinetry
- A 2nd half bathroom that can be optionally ordered as a wet bar instead
- HUGE windows all the way around
- Roku TV in the bedroom
- King-sized bed
- HUGE under-bed storage
- ENORMOUS back bathroom with spa-style shower with teak shower seat, large mirrors and stainless steel sink
More specs on the Grand Design Solitude:
- Weight: 15,000 lbs.
- Tongue Weight: 3,025 lbs.
- Length: 41.5 ft.
- Width: 8.5 ft.
- Sleeps: 6
- Slides: 5
Be sure to check out the video for the full tour!
Very similar to the 2022 Cedar Creek 371fl.
My 38 foot 339FLQS is similar in design but much lighter with 1 bathroom and a lot less storage. Fully loaded it’s around 12500 lbs, perfect for a 3/4 ton. They don’t specify but the Grand Design 389FL is 15000 lbs empty? I’m not sure, but with all that rear storage area the buyer better be wary of the fully-loaded weight and its distribution effect on the tongue weight. Plus what it will take to move and stop that behemoth, while sitting on 2 axles and an aluminum frame no less. I’d go easy on the speed bumps. Schwenteks are finicky enough, even when things are square.
I’m glad the the RV reviews have finally been brought back! I was beginning to lose hope that they would ever return after Tony left. All of the Grand Design shortcomings are present here; just bigger that’s all. The addition of the half-bath is appreciated, although it did appear to be a litte tight. Why did no one remark that it’s in the middle of the kitchen? That’s all one ever hears regarding Cougar or Montana half-baths. The two gents who did the video had quite a bit of energy, however that alone wasn’t enough to hide all the usual shortcomings one sees in GD 5thWs. Perhaps, I’m overcritical, but GrandDesigns seem to be flimsy, and this one is no exception. I’d rather have a Montana, North Point or Pinnacle. Thanks. My world is complete once more.
This trailer is fancier than our sticks & bricks! And like Skip says, “Too big. Way too big!”
This would seriously limit some of our boondocking, though some of our fave sites could easily accomodate a semi. Really. I didn’t see where the TP would go in either loo. And travel access to the loo is not possible. Big no-no in my book. But I am a big fan of the forward living rooms in 5ers.
No thanks, too big, way too big.
I agree it is WAY too big for me. However, not everyone RVs the same way. For some folks it is perfect.
Case in point, I was parked in a rest area one day when in pulls a big honking Tiffin bus towing a 2500 4WD Ram truck, the same truck that tows my 25 foot travel trailer. Again, not everyone RVs in the same way. LOL